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Somerset ASA AGM 2017

President Paul Sartain and President-Elect Alyson Bashford welcomed as many members as possible to the 115th Annual General Meeting of Somerset ASA at The Corner House Hotel, Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ on 27 May (10am for 10.30am)

The AGM was followed by refreshments courtesy of Alyson and Taunton Deane SC. Please promote widely within your clubs and the aquatic community in general. 

31 officers, delegates and guests attended, including Sue Dors and David Flack, President and Chairman respectively of ASA South West Region. 13 of the County's 32 Clubs and Associated Organisations were represented.

Those present observed a minute's silence to show their support for victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Paul Sartain and Alyson Bashford

Outgoing President, Paul Sartain (Bath Dolphin) is pictured above with our new President Alyson Bashford (Tanton Deane). We thank Paul for his tireless contribution during the period of office and wish Alyson an enjoyable year ahead.

Your President Elect 2018 is Colin Christmas (Minehead and West Somerset).

We are always delighted to give wider recognition to the achievements of our members and made the following Awards:

Wyvern Plate - Graham Cockill. Download citation.
Aquatic Competitor of the Year - jointly awarded to Siobhan-Marie O’Connor & James Guy of National Centre, Bath (not present). Download citations.
John Cooper Memorial Award - Les Debenham (not present). Download citation.
Life Membership - Alan Withers (not present). Download citation.

Young Volunteers

Paul Sartain and Libby Aldridge

Young Volunteer of the Year - Libby Aldridge (Taunton Deane, pictured)
Runner up - Grace Cook (Bath Dolphins)
3rd - Evan King (Weston super Mare) - not present
Nominees - Elliot Lewis and Georgia Vause (both Norton Radstock)

County Awards
Philippa O’Grady (Wincanton) for services to Masters Swimming (not present). Download citation.
Simon Tomlinson (Taunton Deane) for services to Water Polo (not present). Download citation.

All reports are available to download below.
Minutes of the 115th Somerset ASA AGM
SASA Handbook Rules at 27 May 2017 including rule changes.

- Secretary's Report
- Competition Secretary's Report
- Water Polo Secretary's Report
Open Water Secretary's Report
- Officials Report (T/F)
Development Plan 2017/18
Treasurer's Report and Accounts 2016-17
- Constitution & Rules Administration Report
- Web and Social Media Report

- Attendance
- Apologies

Appendix 1 - Nominations for Somerset ASA Officers and Technical Committee Secretaries 2017/18
Appendix 2 - Nominations and appointments to ASA SW and ASA Officers 2017/18
Minutes of 2016 AGM

View gallery of photos courtesy of Fiona Bowen.
Event Information
Date 27.05.2017 - 27.05.2017 - 10:00
Category Meetings 
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The Corner House Hotel
Park Street
Taunton TA1 4DQ

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Fiona Bowen, County Secretary